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In South Korea, Kim Il-sung’s ‘fantasy-like’ memoir triggers censorship debate after being pulled from shelves

A South Korean publisher’s defiant move to release the memoirs of the North’s founder Kim Il-sung has triggered a heated debate over Seoul’s decades-old ban on Pyongyang’s propaganda under national security laws.Critics of the measure say Southerners are politically mature enough to judge such material for themselves and argue it amounts to unnecessary censorship in a vibrant democracy that is one of the most wired and educated countries in the world.But the South remains officially at war with…A South Korean publisher’s defiant move to release the memoirs of the North’s founder Kim Il-sung has triggered a heated debate over Seoul’s decades-old ban on Pyongyang’s propaganda under national security laws.Critics of the measure say Southerners are politically mature enough to judge such material for themselves and argue it amounts to unnecessary censorship in a vibrant democracy that is one of the most wired and educated countries in the world.But the South remains officially at war with…Read MoreSouth China Morning Post